Thermal desalination in GCC and possible development

Mohamed Ali Darwish

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The Water Desalination and Reuse Center in King Abdulla University of Science and Technology, in Saudi Arabia, held a workshop on thermal desalination on the 11th and 12th of March, 2013. This paper was presented as part of a lecture at the workshop. It presents the status and possible developments of the two main thermal desalination systems processing large quantities of seawater in the Gulf Cooperation Council, multi-stage flash, and thermal vapor compression systems. Developments of these systems were presented to show how these systems are competing with the more energy-efficient seawater reverse osmosis desalting. © 2013 © 2013 Balaban Desalination Publications. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-47
Number of pages21
JournalDesalination and Water Treatment
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Jun 28 2013
Externally publishedYes

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: The author would like to thank Prof. Osman Hamed of SWCC, Marzoug Al-Osaimi, of Shuaibah IWPP plant in Saudi Arabia, and Vincent Baujat of SIDEM for their kind permissions to open copies of their presentations to the Second KAUST Thermal Desalination Workshop as referred to in references 4, 7 and 17. The author would also like to thank KAUST for inviting him to give this lecture.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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